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Hello from Alaska

Discussion in 'New Sufficient Self Member Introductions' started by Chickadeedeedee, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Jul 15, 2019
    milkmansdaughter

    milkmansdaughter Super Self-Sufficient

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    And from Alabama :)
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Wow, form Alaska, how awesome is that? Welcome to SS.
     
  3. Jul 18, 2019
    Britesea

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    What kind of growing season do you have? I bet it's a real challenge.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2019 at 3:47 AM
    wyoDreamer

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    3b is what I grew up with in Norther Wisconsin. We are supposed to be 4b where I live now - 30 miles south of where I grew up - but, I am now south of the 45th lateral. So, 1/2 half way between the equator and the north pole, lol.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2019 at 4:37 AM
    Britesea

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    Our growing zone depends on what you are using for your data... if you go with average minimum winter temps, we are 6b; but if you go with average winter frost dates, then we are zone 3. Isn't that special?
     
  6. Aug 20, 2019 at 7:04 AM
    Mini Horses

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    Welcome from VA. Alaska is cold!! Brrrr….I would consider most things to be a challenge there as I couldn't handle the extremes. Beautiful country but, for me, only a visit.

    Realizing there are areas warmer than others, what type of situation do you have to handle with keeping animals comfy? I'm WAY south of you and the few really cold weeks we get is more than I like -- that would be almost Spring weather for you :D At least you grew up with it & it's "just life".
     
  7. Aug 20, 2019 at 12:56 PM
    Lazy Gardener

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    We are close to the 45th. I call myself zone 4B, based on our average high/low temps and last/first frost dates. While you may live in a certain growing zone, there can be wild variation in terms of daily temps, and frost dates based on the micro-climate of your yard. AND, there is much that can be done to modify your micro-climate to enhance your gardening season!
     
  8. Aug 20, 2019 at 4:19 PM
    baymule

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    Welcome from northeast Texas! We have hair Sheep, chickens, horses and the occasional feeder pigs. Would love to hear more about your farm!
     

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